Proposed Ohio ballot initiative would require background checks for all gun sales

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — A group is proposing a ballot initiative to require background checks for all gun sales in Ohio.

The newly formed group calling itself ‘Ohioans for Gun Safety’ says they want ‘common sense’ background checks to stem the number of gun deaths.

Statistics show nearly 12,000 people nationally are murdered each year in gun violence and 18,000 others shoot themselves to death. In 2016, Cleveland had its highest number of murders in a decade with 136. That is where Kevin James said his son was murdered.

 

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